Crying Out to God from a Deep, Dark “Cave”

Deep dark caveDuring my Bible reading today I read a “Psalm of David” with a backstory… Psalm 142.

David was running for his life from King Saul! Saul, filled with insane hatred, mistrust and jealousy, was determined to find him and kill him. He was afraid David would become king in his place. Saul was in hot pursuit and doing everything in his power to find David and kill him. David finally escaped and hid in a dark cave – the “cave of Adullam.” Read the Biblical account in 1 Samuel 22…

Perhaps you have (or are) facing a desperate situation like David’s! Everything seems against you – it seems like everyone is out to get you – you’re desperate and don’t know what to do! The future seems terrifying and hopeless!

Why not do what David did that is recorded for us in Psalm 142… He cried out to God – he prayed! Here are David’s words from the Bible (I recommend you use them – or some of your own words very much like them)!

“I cry out to the Lord; I plead for the Lord’s mercy! I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles. When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me. I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me. Then I pray to you, O Lord! I say, ‘You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life. Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me! … So I can thank you! You are so good to me!’” (From Psalm 142 New Living Translation)

I don’t know where your “cave” is (or what your “cave” may be). But if I were you I’d “cry to the Lord” out of my “cave!”

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